Yoho General Store To Celebrate Grand Opening

CFC Properties bought and renovated the Yoho General Store, which has been in Solsberry for more than 70 years.

Yoho General store

Photo: Bill Shaw/WFIU-WTIU News

The Yoho General Store celebrates its grand opening Saturday.

The Yoho General Store has been a Solsberry staple since the 1940s. After a major renovation, it is holding its grand opening Saturday.

Bloomington based CFC Properties bought the Yoho General Store earlier this spring with intentions of restoring it to the fully operational community hub it once was.

The construction project featured an extensive renovation of the building and grounds, as well as the retention of the original wood-burning stove, hardwood floors and the liars bench where locals once gathered to trade news and gossip.

CFC president Jim Murphy says the store will be a boon for the small, one-intersection town.

“It’s vitality, it’s economic development, it is really a rebirth of Solsberry,” Murphy says.

Lifelong Solsberry resident and historian Larry Shute has been coming to the general store since he was a boy.

“It was always kind of a homey place,” Shute says. “And they worked real hard to get it back to that, so I’m just tickled to death that they were able to rescue it and make it functional again.”

Staples like bread, eggs, and milk will be sold, as well as Yoho General Store novelties. There will also be a fuel pump with gas and diesel available 24 hours a day.

Jimmy Jenkins

Jimmy Jenkins is a multimedia journalist for WFIU and WTIU news. A native of Terre Haute, he is a masters student at the Indiana University School of Journalism and is proud to be a part of the public broadcasting stations he listened to and watched since he was a child. Follow him on Twitter @newsjunkyjimmy.

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